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February / March 2019

Boldmere Pages Win a family photo shoot at Little Pops Photography Get a taste for the Deli Collective What to do locally during half term Win a family ticket to Empire Cinema  Our pick of the best local events  See page 24  Discount for Angels Nursery inside

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Dear neighbours,

Welcome to the February/ March issue of the Boldmere Pages, packed full of local events and activities to keep all the family entertained, right through to spring.

Katie Hunt

Find out more about the Deli Social’s latest venture and Boldmere’s best kept secret, Gym & Slim, plus see our pick of the best things to do locally in What’s On. This issue we have two fantastic giveaways; two family photo shoots courtesy of Little Pops Photography and a family ticket to Empire Sutton Coldfield.

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Features The Deli Collective 6 February half term ideas 8 Empire Cinema giveaway 10 Gym & Slim relaunch 12 Get involved with Communitea 16 Family photo shoot giveaway 21 What’s On 24

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February / March 2019

Boldmere Pages Win a family photo shoot at Little Pops Photography Get a taste for the Deli Collective What to do locally during half term Win a family ticket to Empire Cinema  Our pick of the best local events  See page 24  Discount for Angels Nursery inside

Get a taste for the Deli Collective Award-winning Boldmere eatery the Deli Social, has opened a new outlet in Sutton Coldfield town centre called the Deli Collective. Run by Pippa Goode, and recently joined by her son Matthew, the Deli in Boldmere has grown into an award-winning café and bar and a much loved part of the local community. The Deli’s newest venture, the Deli Collective, recently opened in the place of the old La Fabrique coffee shop in the Gracechurch Centre. On offer is fresh coffee to drink in or take out, using beans from Birmingham’s own Quarter Horse Roastery, quality breakfast and brunch items (including famous Birmingham brand Lashford Sausages), bread and pastries from a Solihull-based artisan bakery, fresh crepes, and a range of sandwiches freshly prepared on site. Pippa Goode said: “We saw the closed down coffee shop in the Gracechurch Centre and after investigating its availability realised it would be an exciting opportunity for expanding the Deli brand. We have helped to establish a great community in Boldmere and hope that we can now develop a loyal customer base in Sutton Coldfield town centre.” Matthew Goode said: “We have built the Deli brand on good customer service, great tasting food & drink, and the use of quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible. We are really excited to introduce the Deli Collective to the people of Sutton Coldfield.”

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December/ January Competition Winner Congratulations to Linda Powell, winner of a family ticket for Empire Sutton Coldfield. 6

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February Half Term

Our favourite ideas to keep busy during the holidays. Sweets, Unicorns and Slime! Where: Treat Street, Boldmere Road Tel: 0121 439 7113

From Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd February, decorate a cupcake with your choice of sweets, every morning at 11am. Just £2.50 per child, includes squash and a biscuit. Please call to book. On Wednesday 20th February at 2pm, get creative and paint your very own unicorn moneybox. £8.50 per child, includes moneybox, paint, squash and a biscuit. Places are limited, booking essential. Fancy a slime session? On Friday 22nd February at 2pm, make and play with your own slime! £5 per child, booking essential. For more information about Treat Street visit

Aspire Active Camps Where: Bishop Vesey School Tel: 0121 663 1082

Children aged 4 – 14 can enjoy a fun filled half term holiday at Aspire Active Camps, providers of sports and activities every school holiday throughout the year. Ofsted registered, Active Camps run a range of activities in a safe and structured environment including multi-sports, gymnastics, football, dance, cricket and much more. Active Camps accept childcare vouchers, offer discounts and also have a loyalty scheme. To find out what’s on and to book your place visit

Swimming Sessions Where: Wyndley Leisure Centre Tel: 0121 516 5652

Enjoy fun for all the family with a variety of swimming activities at Wyndley Baths. Splash sessions take place every day during the holidays and under 4’s splash for free. Additional activities include aqua challenges, intensive swim courses, inflatables and diving board sessions. Prices for splash sessions from £3.35 (over 4’s). Other activities at Wyndley Leisure Centre during half term include Superstars Holiday Club, gymnastics and play days. Find out more at



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Five Films You Need To See Sponsored by Empire Cinemas

The Kid Who Would Be King (rating TBC)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (U)

Old school magic meets the modern world in this epic adventure. Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur.

It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Released 15th February

Released 8th February

Captain Marvel (rating TBC)

Boy Erased (15)

Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents. Released 8th February

Released 8th March

Dumbo (PG)

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer.

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Released 29th March


Win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to a film of your choice at Empire Sutton Coldfield simply by emailing with the subject ‘Empire Cinema Competition’ no later than Friday 29th March. 10

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Gym & Slim Boldmere’s Best Kept Secret Gym & Slim, the ladies only gym on Union Drive, has undergone a transformation and has relaunched with a bang! Gym & Slim’s newly transformed space features circuit, cardio and studio zones. This range of activities is rare for female gyms, normally the focus is just on circuit and toning plates. The circuit zone features a ten station, full body workout with a three-minute buzzer sounding to signify the time to move. The cardio zone features the latest equipment including the very popular Stairmaster, cross trainers, two different types of bikes and for the first time at Gym & Slim, treadmills. The studio zone is a fully kitted out space where classes are held three times a day (Mon - Fri) and features equipment such as battle ropes - which are traditionally a male-orientated exercise but can be great for everyone, bounce - which is a gentler workout using exercise balls, and stretch, which is great for developing mobility, plus much more. Not only are the classes perfectly designed for the abilities of the group, but they are also designed to be done at home, so you never miss a class! Gym & Slim is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 2pm. These newly expanded opening times are designed so that everyone can benefit from the gym at a time that suits them.


Alongside a physical workout, Gym & Slim is designed to give your mind a workout too as they organise regular social activities and workshops, and there is even a coffee area where people can socialise before or after class. We spoke to Gym & Slim’s Manager, Kerry Mann, who explained that Gym & Slim’s ethos is to nurture a friendly, supportive environment where people can come and feel part of a community. There are no contracts to sign, unlike other gyms, as she wants people to stay because they enjoy their time at Gym & Slim, not because they are contractually obliged. Come and discover one of Boldmere’s best kept secrets for yourself with a free guest visit and free induction. PLUS, right now you can benefit from no joining fee and one month free! For more information, visit or pop in and see the gym for yourself.

Gym & Slim, 6 Union Drive, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5TE

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GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITEA If your resolution for 2019 was to share the skills you have with others or to learn new ones, Age Concern Birmingham has plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in. The Communitea gardening and allotment group is where people can swap tips and information on all things horticultural. They meet on Saturdays from 1.30pm - 3pm at the Communitea Café in Boldmere and are also currently looking for people who want to get their hands dirty and join in with the new community allotment at Sunnybank Rd. Themed community walks take place on the last Thursday of every month, starting at 11am from Communitea Cafe. A great way to get to know others locally, each month the walking group will be joined by a local PCSO, providing an ideal chance to discuss any safety concerns you may have about getting out and about in the area. On the 28th February walk, the theme will be local history and on 28th March, walkers will be spotting signs of spring. All are welcome, including dogs! The Age Concern Birmingham team are also hoping to start a ‘Repair Café’, where volunteer fixers get together each month to show others how to mend broken household items which would otherwise be thrown away. It’s a great opportunity to pass on skills and also reduce the amount of waste going into landfill, so if you have practical knowledge in areas such as sewing, woodwork or DIY, and a few hours to spare each month, please contact Kate Gomez via the details below. The Communitea Café is also home to a knitting group, a sewing club, a social group for ex-service personnel, and support groups for parkinson’s, carers, tinnitus and people who are deafblind. Our younger guests are also catered for on Friday mornings with a baby group and storytime with Elsie. For more information on any of the above groups or activities, please contact Kate Gomez on 0121 362 3656 or email


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What’s on BBQ, Cocktails & DJ

Magic Show

Where: The Deli Social When: 23rd February 6 - 11pm Food by Little Urban BBQ: ribs, beef brisket and jackfruit, all smoked overnight. Wide range of cocktails by Taylor, plus draught Estrella, Thatchers and hot and cold drinks. Motown and soul classics with DJ Sammy till 11pm.

Where: The Lounge at Boldmere When: 7th March, 8.30pm Where’s that pesky rabbit come from! Prepare to be amazed and entertained when you watch master magician Chris Swann not only perform in front everyone but individually too, up close and personal. Entry is free!

Photography for Beginners Course

Where: Our Place Community Hub When: 23rd February – 4th May, 1.30 – 3.30pm 10 week course taking place on Saturdays, teaching you all about digital photography and image making with creative photographer Justyna Bansal. The course is practice based with specific projects from week to week. £200 per person, Call 07756 920 775 to book a space.

Sutton Coldfield Fine Food Market


Where: The Parade When: 8th March, 9am – 5pm This regular market runs every second Friday of the month and has a fantastic variety of high quality, locally sourced food and drink. Browse baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, street food stalls and much more.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Where: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall When: 12th – 16th March Sutton Coldfield Musical Youth Theatre present the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours. Brought to life in a delightful musical parable, set to a mix of musical styles ranging from country and western to bubblegum pop. Tickets from £15.

Angel Party

Where: Treat Street When: 23rd March, 11am Local author Julie Finnemore will be reading and signing her book ‘An Angel in the Playground’. Angel-inspired games and prize for the best costume. £5 per child, includes squash and a biscuit. Call 0121 439 7113 to book.

Sam Holcroft’s Rules For Living

Where: Highbury Theatre When: 26th March – 6th April Playful black comedy, exploring the coping strategies we adopt in life. Edith plans a family Christmas with military precision, little does she know her plans are soon to be thrown into disarray. Tickets priced from £9, call the Box Office to book on 0121 373 2761.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Where: The Deli Social When: 31st March A delicious cream tea including finger sandwiches, selection of cakes, warm scones with clotted cream and jam and your choice of hot drink. Vegan and gluten free options also available. £25 for 2 people, call 0121 355 3981 to book a table.

Our roof terrace is open all year ! Mon - Sat 8am - 10pm Sun - 9am - 10pm

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